A man is in jail after he allegedly led DeKalb County police on a chase near I-285 in a stolen car.
Juandricus Bennett, 31, was arrested Friday in connection with the incident, officials said.
Bennett’s arrest stems from an investigation that started in Fulton County. Fulton police contacted authorities in DeKalb for help tracking down suspects they had connected to the armed robbery of several vehicles from a facility, officials said.
Investigators spotted one of the stolen vehicles near the 3000 block of Invemere Woods Court, officials said.
Authorities said Bennett was driving the stolen vehicle. When police tried to pull him over, he sped off, officials said.
DeKalb police chased Bennett until he crashed into an embankment near I-285 and Glenwood Drive, officials said. He was immediately taken into custody and booked into the DeKalb jail, where he remains. He faces charges of theft by receiving stolen property, hit and run, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, driving while license suspended or revoke, fleeing or attempting to elude police officer and willful obstruction of law enforcement officers.
No one was hurt and no other vehicles were damaged in the incident, officials said.
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